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25 April 2018

Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68 D-53175, Bonn
Bonn, Germany

The fifth Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities will bring together key adaptation actors from different organisations: cities and city networks, regional and national governments, researchers, adaptation experts and European representatives.

This year’s Open European Day will build on last year's addition of interactive workshops around key themes. These will be organised by cities, where they will share their local governments’ experience in depth or by relevant institutions that support cities through programmes and initiatives.

Themes will include adaptation, resilience and cultural heritage, looking for the first time into the intersection of adaptation and culture. The OED Marketplace will return following the success of the format at the third Open European Day, providing a space for participants to network and brainstorm.

The Open European Day is organised by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency, co-organised by the RESIN project, Smart Mature Resilience and PLACARD, supported by the European Commission, Ramboll and the European Investment Bank, and endorsed by the LIFE programme, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Climate-KIC, the European Capital of Innovation, Climate-Fit City, the European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf Award.

Registration for the event is open on the OED website: register for the OED here.

The conference report for the 4th OED is now available online.

For further information, visit the Open European Day website.

5 July 2018

Putting the Basque Declaration into practice
Supporting city climate adaptation with the RESIN tools
Bilbao, Spain

In 2016, hundreds of local government practitioners and leaders from 40 countries gathered in Bilbao to endorse the Basque Declaration, outlining new pathways for European cities and towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe. It aims to support and accelerate socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation.

Two years on, this event will bring together city practitioners and experts on climate change adaptation and resilience to discuss efforts to implement the commitments made in the Declaration, in particular the central agenda to adapt to climate change, and reduce the risk of disasters. The cities of Paris and Bilbao will open a dialogue with their peers from the cities of Zadar (Croatia), Padova and Alba (Italy), Almada (Portugal), Athens (Greece), London (UK), Strasbourg (France) and Warsaw (Poland).  

Why attend?

  • Hear how your organisation can more easily and effectively make decisions to build resilience and adapt to climate change as part of a coordinated framework, with the help of a new suite of decision-support tools co-developed by cities and researchers.

  • Meet local government representatives and researchers working together for resilient infrastructure across Europe.  

  • Consider how, with their vital role on the frontline of adaptation, cities across Europe can learn from each other and together drive transferable solutions to climate challenges. 

  • Find out more about practical tools currently under development which can help to identify risks, assess their interdependencies and impacts, and select effective adaptation solutions - now and in the future.




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